National Jurist and preLaw Magazine release rankings in Spring 2017 issue

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The University of New Hampshire School of Law was once again honored as one of the top schools in the United States for practical training by The National Jurist and preLaw Magazine, achieving honor roll status in the Spring 2017 issue of each publication.

The ranking was part of The National Jurist and preLaw's "Best Schools for Practical Training" feature, which this year included a Top 20 list followed by several honor roll levels. UNH Law was one of only 16 schools named to the A- level of the honor roll, based on the ranking formula.

For more than four decades, UNH Law has remained steadfastly committed to providing legal education rooted in practice-based instruction, one of the school's founding principles. It is the second consecutive year that UNH Law has received recognition in the rankings: last year the school was ranked No. 23 overall.

The ranking methodology takes into account experiential learning opportunities, featuring data from the American Bar Association (ABA) and individual law schools. Five categories are considered: clinics, externships, simulation courses, interschool competitions, and "other." The most weight was placed on clinical experience, at 38 percent.

UNH Law's rating of 1.42 in the ratio of simulation positions category was higher than 13 of the schools in the Top 20.

For the full article and complete breakdown of the rankings, click here.